Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA, 1995. Eddie Murphy Productions, Paramount Pictures. Story by Eddie Murphy, Vernon Lynch, Charlie Murphy, Screenplay by Charlie Murphy, Michael Lucker, Chris Parker. Cinematography by Mark Irwin. Produced by Mark Lipsky, Eddie Murphy. Music by J. Peter Robinson. Production Design by Cynthia Kay Charette, Gary Diamond. Costume Design by Ha Nguyen. Film Editing by Patrick Lussier.
Eddie Murphy plays an ages-old vampire who arrives by ship in New York and is awakened there; one look at policewoman Angela Bassett and he’s hooked. The film tries to be funny, but its unappetizing combination of screwball comedy and disgusting imagery will keep fans from really warming up to it, even those who are big on Murphy’s work, and Wes Craven’s direction is just dull.